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Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor Stephen Chan, OBE

BA, MA (Auckland); MA (London); PhD (Kent)

Overview

Stephan Chan
Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor of International Relations

Centre for Media Studies

Associate Member, Centre for Media and Film Studies

Name:
Professor Stephen Chan, OBE
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4655
Office No:
253
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 2-4
Website:
http://www.stephen-chan.com

Biography

Professor Stephen Chan - The End of Certainty : towards a new internationalism

Professor Stephen Chan on The Morality of China in Africa

Stephen was an international civil servant involved with several key diplomatic initiatives in Africa, helping to pioneer modern electoral observation, and continues to be seconded to diplomatic assignments today. He has twice been Dean at SOAS and has published 29 books and supervised 31 successful PhD theses. He won the 2010 International Studies Association prize, Eminent Scholar in Global Development and broadcasts and lectures internationally.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara, Post Genocide Rwanda Military Intergration (MI): The case Study of Ingando
  • Ed Marques , Libyan Revolutionary Diplomacy: February to December 2011
  • Hagar Taha, The Local Element of Peace: Role of Indigenous Civil Societies in Intervention and Conflict Resolution – Cases of Darfur (Sudan) and Somaliland (Northern Somalia)
  • Marco Jowell, An Analysis of Peacekeeping Training Centres in Africa
  • Michael Edward Walsh , “Security Facts: A New Framework for Analysis"
  • Muthoni Wanyeki, ‘African solutions for African problems’: the question of member states’ compliance with the African Union using Kenya as a case study
  • Nick Branson, Exploiting Extraversion: How Hybrid Regimes Mitigate Donor Demands for Political Liberalisation and Democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa (Provisional)
  • Sasan Aghlani , Security from Qom to Tehran: Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation in the Islamic Republic of Iran under Wilayat al-Faqih

Research

International politics of Southern Africa. Multicultural composition of ethics

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Chan, Stephen (2009) The End of Certainty : towards a new internationalism. London; New York: Zed Books.

Chan, Stephen (2009) The End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism. London: ZED Books Ltd.

Chan, Stephen (2007) Grasping Africa: A Tale of Achievement and Tragedy. London: I.B. Tauris.

Chan, Stephen (2005) Out of Evil: New International Politics and Old Doctrines of War. London: I.B.Tauris; Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Chan, Stephen (2005) Fuori dal Male: Nuove politiche internazionali e vecchie doctrine di Guerra. Turin: Einaudi.

Chan, Stephen (2005) Citizen of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai. Harare.

Chan, Stephen (2003) Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence. University of Michigan Press / I.B. Tauris.

Chan, Stephen (2002) Composing Africa: Civil Society and its Discontents. Tampere Peace Research Institute (Finland).

Edited Books

Chan, Stephen and Moore, Cerwyn, eds. (2009) Approaches to International Relations. Four-Volume set. London: Sage Publications Ltd. (SAGE Library of International Relations)

Chan, Stephen and Arnswald, Ulrich and Bauer, Peter, eds. (2008) Hermeneutics & Politics: The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer in International Relations. Karlsruhe: karlsruhe University Press.

Chan, Stephen and Primorac, Ranka, eds. (2007) Zimbabwe in Crisis: The International Response and the Space of Silence. London: Routledge.

Chan, Stephen and Moore, Cerwyn, eds. (2006) Theories of International Relations. Vol.1-4. London: Sage.

Chan, Stephen and Mandaville, Peter G., eds. (2001) The Zen of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Ten Caveats and One Sunrise in Our Contemplation of China and Africa.' In: Alden, Chris and Large, Daniel and Oliveira, Ricardo Soares de, (eds.), China Returns to Africa: A Rising Power and Continent Embrace. London: Hurst.

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'The Oriental Martial Arts as Hybrid Totems, together with Orientalised Avatars.' In: UNSPECIFIED SUNY. (Forthcoming)

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Naiveties and Africa: The case of Sudan.' In: Moorcraft, Paul, (ed.), Symposium on Chinese-Sudanese Relations. London: Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Canaan Banana.' In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Robert Gabriel Mugabe.' In: International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'The SOAS of the Turbulent World.' In: Clay, Catrine, (ed.), SOAS: A Celebration in Many Voices. London: Third Millennium.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Back to the Future.' In: Moyo, Gugulethu and Ashurst, Mark, (eds.), The Day After Mugabe: Prospects for Change in Zimbabwe. London: Africa Research Institute.

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'Reliving the Boxer Uprising; or, the Restricted Meaning of Civilisation.' In: Mandaville, Peter and Williams, Andrew, (eds.), Meaning and International Relations. London: Routledge.

Chan, Stephen (2001) 'Stories of Priam and Job, the Slaughter of Their Families, and Twenty Theses on the Suggestiveness of Good for the Person of IR.' In: Chan, S. and Mandavill, P. and Bleiker, R., (eds.), The Zen of International Relations. IR Theory from East to West. Palgrave, pp. 99-126.

Articles

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'A New Game for Zimbabwe’, in with summary, ‘A Slow Fade in Zimbabwe’.' Prospect .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Zimbabwe’s unholy alliance.' New Statesman, 20 Aug .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'What is this thing called the decline of the west?' e-International Relations, 18 Aug .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'The Tragedy of Tsvangirai.' Prospect, 149 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Dispatches from Zimbabwe.' Prospect, 148 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'After the Order to Civilization: Weightless International Relations and the Burden of Unreduced Responsibility.' Interventions, 10 (2). pp. 236-248.

Chan, Stephen and Cao, Qing (2008) 'After the Civilisation Orders: International Cultural Relations in the Third World Perspective.' World Economics and Politics, 7 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'A Little Assassination Down South.' Nth Position Online Magazine, July 2 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'A Little Scene in Zagreb (novella).' Nth Position Online Magazine, June .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'The big steal in Zimbabwe.' Nth Position Online Magazine, May 20 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Challenging lessons (comment for 1968: liberty or its illusion? 4).' Prospect, 146 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Mugabe’s last stand.' New Zealand Listener, 213 (3546).

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Encountering the Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer.' Contemporary Review, 290 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Review of Ian Taylor, 'China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise'.' African Affairs, 107 (427). pp. 284-285.

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Zimbabwe’s tense countdown.' New Statesman, 02 Apr .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Exit Mugabe.' Prospect, 145 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Mbeki’s failure over Zimbabwe.' New Statesman, 23 Apr .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Taking on the Lion King.' New Statesman (11 Februar).

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Darfur and the Olympics.' New Statesman, 18 Feb .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Profile: Robert Mugabe – President of Zimbabwe.' The Africa Report (9).

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Throwdown in Polokwane.' Prospect, 142 .

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'African Soldiers: seven types of ethical emotion.' New Zealand International Review, 33 (4).

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'The South African Storm Season and Zimbabwe.' Nth Position Online Magazine, Decemb .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Breakthrough in Kariba.' Prospect, 140 .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Monkey’s Biographer writes from Beijing.' Nth Position Online Magazine, Octobe .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Fanon. The Octogenarian of International Revenge and the Suicide Bomber of Today.' Cooperation and Conflict: Journal of the Nordic International Studies Association, 42 (2). pp. 151-168.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Palestine Film Festival.' The Middle East In London, 4 (1).

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Nietzsche in Harare.' Prospect, 134 .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'A new, humble Zimbabwe.' Mail & Guardian Online, 19 Apr .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Back to the Future – a new Zimbabwe.' Mail & Guardian Online, 12 Apr .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Farewell Robert Mugabe.' Open Democracy, 20 Mar .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'A Day in Iranian Diplomacy.' New Zealand International Review, 32 (2).

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'The Negotiator’s Letter from Beijing.' Nth Position Online Magazine, Novemb .

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Letters from Washington.' Nth Position Online Magazine, Novemb .

Chan, Stephen (2006) 'Scramble for China.' Prospect, 126 .

Chan, Stephen and Patel, Hasu (2006) 'Zimbabwe's foreign policy: A conversation.' The Round Table, 95 (384). pp. 175-190.

Chan, Stephen and Primorac, Ranka (2006) 'Introduction: Zimbabwe and the space of silence.' The Round Table, 95 (384). pp. 171-173.

Chan, Stephen (2006) 'Mugabe’s Last Gasp.' Prospect, 123 .

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Endgame or Gambit in Zimbabwe.' Contemporary Review, 287 (1674).

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Zimbabwe's the Old Fox Eludes the Hunt.' The World Today, 61 (4).

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'The Memory of Violence: trauma in the writings of Alexander Kanengoni and Yvonne Vera and the idea of unreconciled citizenship in Zimbabwe.' Third World Quarterly, 26 (2). pp. 369-382.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'An Ornithology of Secretaries-General: The Commonwealth and its Leadership.' The Round Table (380). pp. 325-337.

Chan, Stephen and Primorac, Ranka (2004) 'The Imagination of Land and the Reality of Seizure: Zimbabwe and Complex Reinvention.' Journal of International Affairs, 57 (2). pp. 63-80.

Chan, Stephen (2004) 'Abuja and After: The Case for Change in the Commonwealth Secretariat.' The Round Table, 93 (374). pp. 239-245.

Chan, Stephen (2004) 'Evil and its Discontents: a 21st Century Bestiary.' Nth Position Online Magazine .

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'A Problem for IR: How Shall We Narrate the Saga of the Bestial Man?' Global Society, 17 (4). pp. 385-413.

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'Zambia: scaling back the rot.' New Zealand International Review, 28 (2).

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'A New Triptych for International Relations in the 21st Century: Beyond Waltz And Beyond Lacan's Antigone, with a Note on the Falun Gong Of China.' Global Society, 17 (2). pp. 187-208.

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'The Performativity of Death: Yukio Mishima and a Fusion for International Relations.' Borderlands, 2 (2).

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'Zimbabwe: Land and Starvation.' The World Today, 59 (3).

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'Mugabe: Right and Wrong.' African Affairs (102).

Book Reviews

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Review of Vivienne Jabri, 'War and the transformation of global politics'.' International Affairs, 84 (5). p. 1052.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Review of Reinhard Sander and Bernth Lindfors (eds), 'Ngugi wa Thiongo Speaks'.' African Research and Documentation (102).

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Review of Xolela Mangcu (ed) 'The Meaning of Mandela: A Literary and Intellectual Celebration'.' African Research and Documentation (103).

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Review of David Harold-Barry (ed), 'Zimbabwe: The Past is the Future'.' British Zimbabwe Society Newsletter .

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Review of Thandika Mkandawire (ed), 'African Intellectuals: Rethinking Politics, Language, Gender and Development'.' African Research and Documentation (99).

Chan, Stephen (2004) 'Review of Peter Wilson, 'The International Thought of Leonard Woolf'.' The Round Table, 93 (377).

Chan, Stephen (2003) 'Review of Edwin G. Pulleyblank, 'Central Asia and Non-Chinese Peoples of Ancient China'.' Central Eurasian Studies Review, 2 (1). pp. 18-19.

Other

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Levy Mwanawasa (obituary).' Guardian, 20 August.

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Contribution to 'The Cultural Year 2007'.' Prospect, January 2008.

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'Croatia has moved on from its fascist past.' The Guardian, 18 September 2008.

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'The Prodigal Returns: A Sino-European Africanist Contemplates New Zealand (memoir).' University of Auckland.

Chan, Stephen (2008) 'The Travelling Travails of Gordon Brown.' First Drafts - The Prospect magazine blog (Foreign Affairs category).

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'In Search of British Values.' opinion-piece in Prospect, October 2007.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Go Hang! But is the Dictator Himself Hamstrung?' Perspective, ABC Radio Nation, 03 April.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Bloomsbury i bombe.' Le Monde Diplomatique (Croatian edition) August 2005.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Foreword to Michael John Kidd 'Beyond the Breakwater'.' In: Beyond the Breakwater. Auckland: Ohlah.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'The Big Question.' opinion-piece in Prospect, March 2007.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'Zimbabwe watcher set for Mugabe’s end.' interview-article in the New Zealand Herald, 27 October.

Chan, Stephen (2007) 'O Zimbabwe.' interview-article in the New Zealand Listener, 3-9 November.

Chan, Stephen (2006) 'Letters to newspapers On the persecution of the Bahai in Iran.' The Times Higher, 30 May.

Chan, Stephen and Primorac, Ranka (2006) 'African Art in Paris.' The Zimbabwean, 17-23 August 2006.

Chan, Stephen (2006) 'A new Colonialism? Theory and Substance and Cold War Thinking (interview).' Globe Weekly (Beijing), 29 October 2006.

Chan, Stephen (2006) 'Against the renewal of Trident.' The Guardian, 27 November 2006.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'A Commonwealth of the Margins.' Zimbabwe Independent, 18 March 2005.

Primorac, Ranka and Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Angus Shaw.' The Literary Encyclopedia.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Will the sun set on the Commonwealth (Interview).' Sunday Tribune (Sarawak), 6 March 2005.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'There’s too much short-term thinking in Africa (Interview).' Sunday Post (Lusaka), 10 April 2005.

Chan, Stephen and Primorac, Ranka (2005) 'Yvonne Vera: Writer and Critic of the Mugabe Regime (obituary).' The Independent (London), 15 April 2005.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Zimbabwe’s elections: An Objective Account.' Saturday Post (Lusaka), 16 April 2005.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'What does Europe Want to Do with Africa?' Kathorus Mail (South Africa), June; Finn (Com) Daily Record (Falklands), 1 June.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Letter from London: Africa and the Bombs.' The Post (Lusaka) 13 July; The Zimbabwean (London), 22-28 July.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Bloomsbury and the Bombs.' The Times Higher (London), 15 July 2005.

Chan, Stephen (2005) 'Iran and Nuclear Apartheid.' The Sunday mail (Malaysia).

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